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Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner

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Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner

Professor, The Graduate School of CUNY


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Professor Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner is a specialist in foreign policy, diplomacy and development, particularly with respect to small states (and specifically Caribbean states) as well as the nations of the global south in general. Prof. Braveboy-Wagner was the first Caribbean female president of the Caribbean Studies Association (1992-3), the main association for scholars interested in the Caribbeanregion. For many years, she has also served as the United Nations-NGO representative of the International Studies Association. She was a fellow and assistant to the director of training at UNITAR, a visiting professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University, and director of the graduate program in international relations at the City College from January 1999-2002. She has served as a consultant on United Nations/Caricom, United StatesCaribbean, and Latin American government/intergovernmental projects, and has participated in the activities of various Washington think tanks. Prof. Braveboy-Wagner received the Ladd Hollist award for significant service to the International Studies Association at the annual ISA convention in March 2011. In April 2011 she was one of 50 "distinguished alumni" honored by the University of the West indies Alumni Association at their inaugural award ceremony held to mark the 50th anniversary of UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. . The award was given to the 50 alumni to honor their outstanding accomplishments as well as their service to the community. From 2011-2013 she will serve as the founding Chair of the Global South Caucus of the International Studies Association, a unit devoted to the study of the international relations of African, Asian Latin American/Caribbean and Central Asian nations. 


Ph.D., The University of Arizona, Tucson.

Courses Taught

PSC 256: Contemporary International Conflict

B6100: Theories of International Relations (MA)

B6902: Contemporary Conflict (MA)

B6933: Foreign Policy (MA)

MA Thesis mentorship

See also The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York, Ph.D. Program in Political Science

Research Interests

Foreign policy/development/diplomacy of small states

Foreign policy/international relations of the global south

International Relations Theory


Only books listed: 

The Venezuela-Guyana Border Dispute: Britain's Colonial Legacy in Latin America (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1984).

Interpreting the Third World: Politics, Economics and Social Issues (New York: Praeger/CBS, 1986).

The Caribbean in World Affairs: The Foreign Policy of the English~speaking Caribbean (Boulder, Colorado: Westview, 1989) Special Series on Latin America under editorship of Heraldo Muñoz.

The Caribbean in the Pacific Century: Prospects for Caribbean--Pacific Cooperation (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1993). With W. Marvin Will, Dennis J, Gayle, and Ivelaw L. Griffith.

Caribbean Public Policy: Regional, Cultural, and Socioeconomic Issues for the 2lst Century (Boulder, CO: Westview 1997). Co-edited with Dennis J. Gayle.

The Foreign Policies of the Global South: Re Thinking Conceptual Frameworks. .ed. (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2003)

Small States in Global Affairs: The Foreign Policies of the Caribbean Community (New York: Palgrave/Macmillan2007).

Institutions of the Global South (London/New York: Routledge, 2009/2010).

Historical DIctionary of United States-Caribbean Relations (Forthcoming). With Clifford Griffin.

Book of workshop papers

Caribbean Diplomacy (New York: Medgar Evers College of CUNY, Caribbean Research Center Caribbean Diaspora Press, 1995).

Current research: International Theory for the Global South

Additional Information

Some Recent publications (2009-2012)

"The Non-Aligned Movement: Collective Diplomacy of the Global South." In B.J. Kercher, ed. Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft. London/NY: Routledge 2012: 274-89.

"The English-speaking Caribbean." Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics (in press)

"Opportunities and Limitations of the Exercise of Foreign Policy Power by a Very Small State: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago." Cambridge Review of International Affairs, September 2010; 

"Caribbean Foreign Policy" in Robert A. Denemark, ed. The International Studies Encyclopedia (2010); 

"The Diplomacy of Caribbean Community States: Searching for Resilience." In Andrew F. Cooper and Timothy M. Shaw, eds. The Diplomacies of Small States: Between Vulnerability and Resilience (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009);  

Institutions of the Global South (Routledge 2009); 

"International Relations" Chapter 6 of Richard S. Hillman and Thomas J. D'Agostino, eds. Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean (Lynne Rienner 2009).

Recent presentations (beyond annual academic conferences) : Department of State (economics; Washington D.C., February 2011); Social Science Research Council (governance; Curacao, June 2011); Florida International University (strategic culture; Miami, August 2011); University of Southern California (global south IR; Los Angeles, January 2012)


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